Board of Directors
Lay Krisnan Cahya
Mr. Lay Krisnan Cahya is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Group. He is also president director of PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk (“DSS”) and presently sits on the board of commissioners of various companies in Indonesia such as GEMS, DSSP, PT DSSA Mas Sejahtera, PT DSSP Energi Sejahtera, PT Innovate Mas Indonesia, PT DSSE Energi Mas Utama, PT DSSP Power Mas Utama and PT DSSP Power Sakti.
Krisnan has over 16 years of experience in the banking industry where he was the vice president of treasury and investment at PT Bank Panin Tbk from 1984 to 1995 and the first vice president of treasury and regional banking at PT Bank Bali Tbk from 1995 to 2000.
He was also previously the president director of GEMS and DSSP and the president commissioner of RCI and BIB, and had served on the board of commissioners and board of directors of PT Multipolar Tbk and on the board of directors of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk.
Krisnan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Tarumanagara University, Indonesia in 1986.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Appointed as an Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fuganto Widjaja is responsible for overseeing the overall management and operations of the Group.
Fuganto is the president director of GEMS, a director of PT Sinar Mas Multiartha Tbk and presently sits on the board of commissioners of various companies in Indonesia such as DSSP and RCI.
He is also the president commissioner of BIB since January 2014. Fuganto was previously the president director and vice president director of RCI and BIB, respectively. He also previously served on the board of commissioners of GEMS.
Fuganto graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Computer Science and Economics) from Cornell University in 2003 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (Finance) from the University of Cambridge in 2004.
Appointed as an Executive Director, Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer and the Head of the Group’s Coal Business. Mr Dwi Suseno is assisting Mr. Fuganto Widjaja for overseeing the overall management and operations of the Group.
Mr Dwi is also the Managing Director, Sinar Mas Mining and Energy Business Unit. He manages diverse aspects of the business in particular operation & commercial functions, including but not limited to operational management, trading, cost & system improvement, projects, general business development and other commercial & corporate matters.
Mr Dwi graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1994 and obtained his Executive MBA in 2011 from the Kellogg School of Management & HKUST. He is a fellow member of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a fellow member of the Certified Practising Accountant (Australia); a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Appointed as an Executive Director and the Head of Organisation and Development of the Group, Mr. Mochtar Suhadi is responsible for defining long-term organisational strategic goals, building key customer relationships and identifying business opportunities.
Mochtar is presently the president director of TKS and RCI and director of GEMS and PT JGC Coal Fuel.
He is also presently the chief of organisation and development of GEMS where he manages recruitment, training and human resource, information technology and the business improvement team. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Company from January 2011 to August 2011.
Mochtar graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan in 2004.
Paul Lim Yu Neng
Lead Independent Director
Mr Paul Lim Yu Neng was first appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 3 August 2007, then re-designated as an Independent Director on 26 February 2009 before being re-elected as an Independent Director of the Company on 27 April 2010 and on 10 May 2013.
As Lead Independent Director of the Group, Paul is also presently the chairman of the Audit Committee and member of both the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Group.
He is presently an independent director of China Everbright Water Limited and an independent director of Nippecraft Limited. He was a non-executive director of Intrepid Mines Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange from May 2014 to December 2014.
Paul has over 25 years of banking experience and is presently the president commissioner of PT BNI Securities since March 2013. From March 2010 to March 2013, Paul was an advisor at PT BNI Securities. He was the managing director of and advisor to Leafgreen Capital Partners Pte Ltd from July 2012 to September 2013 and September 2013 to August 2014, respectively.
He was a consultant to Deutsche Bank Singapore from 2003 to 2008 and Morgan Stanley Asia from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, he was the president director and head of investment banking of both PT Salomon Smith Barney Indonesia and Bankers Trust Indonesia. Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1985 and obtained his Master of Business Administration in Finance in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Lew Syn Pau
Appointed as an Independent Director of the Group, Mr Lew Syn Pau is the chairman of the Group’s Nominating and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.
Syn Pau is presently a business consultant specialising in fund raising, mergers and acquisitions and also sits on the board of several public companies listed on the SGX-ST such as Achieva Ltd, Broadway Industrial Group Limited, Food Empire Holdings Ltd, Golden Agri-Resources Ltd and Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited.
He was previously a director of the Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, Jurong Town Corporation Board and also the chairman of Ascendas Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jurong Town Corporation Board focusing on business space development and management.
He was also chairman of Ascendas-MGM Funds Management Ltd, the manager of a real estate investment trust listed on the SGX-ST. He was the president of the Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation from 2002 to 2006. Lew started his career in the Singapore Government Administrative Service in 1979 from where he was seconded to the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).
After leaving the NTUC group, he was the general manager and senior country officer of Banque Indosuez between 1994 and 1997. In this capacity, he supervised the following businesses of the bank: corporate banking, private banking, treasury and money markets, asset management, asset-based financing, stockbroking under W.I. Carr, Merchant Banking under Carr Indosuez Asia, and direct investments under Suez Asia Holdings.
Syn Pau was a Singapore Government scholar, and has a Bachelor (1977) and Master (1981) of Engineering from Cambridge University, UK and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, USA (1984).
He was a member of the Singapore Parliament from 1988 to 2001, during which he chaired the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committees for Education, Finance, Trade and Industry and National Development.
Appointed as an Independent Director of the Group, Mr. Irwandy Arif is presently an independent commissioner of PT Vale Indonesia Tbk and PT Indexim Coalindo, as well as a member of the audit committee of PT Adaro Energy Tbk and PT Tobabara Sejahtera Tbk.
Irwandy has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has served in the management and board of commissioners of several mining companies in Indonesia, publicly listed on the IDX or otherwise.
Irwandy also has an industrious background in academia and academic administration. He was the chairman of the financial commission of the advisory board to the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia from 2009 to March 2014, and was the vice dean and dean of the mineral technology and geo-science faculty of the same from 1998 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2005, respectively.
Further, Irwandy had also served in the Center of Research of Geotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, UPN Veteran Yogyakarta, Universitas Veteran RI Makassar and Standard Commission of Mining and Processing of Directorate General of General Mining – Department of Mines and Energy of Indonesia, in various capacities, including academia, technical advisory and academic administration.
Irwandy graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1976, obtained his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1985 and was conferred a Doctoral Degree from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France in 1991.